Sunday, March 10, 2013

J/70s Southern Bay Race Week Invite

J/70 one-design speedsters- sailing past markPlus, J/24 Match Race Challenge
(Hampton, VA)- This year, the Southern Bay Race Week is inviting the J/70 class to join them.  This event has been a full-blown, long standing, large regatta (around 100 keel boats) that traditionally includes one-design racing for J/24s and J/105s.  Racing is on the southern Chesapeake Bay (Hampton Roads waters); regatta Headquarters is Hampton Yacht Club, Hampton, VA; and the dates are from May 31 to June 2, 2013.  It's a nice "fit" after the Annapolis NOOD and summer events in Newport!

Later in the summer, from August 3-4, 2013, the Hampton YC also hosts the Third Annual Match Race Challenge sailing in J/24s. This is a “bring your own boat, race your own boat with your own crew” format.  The event is fully umpired, has lots of racing, and no one goes home early-- if you know what I mean!  Plenty of social events on the schedule as these Virginian sailors certainly know how to roll-out the red carpet and provide some good'ole Southern hospitality.

Regatta Chair Lin McCarthy commented, "We make a concerted effort to keep racers’ costs down for both of these events – free rafting, free launching, free trailer storage, special rates at nearby waterfront hotel, etc.  And, we really do work at making all the racers, their families, and friends comfortable at the regatta.  Great racing and Southern Hospitality are our trademarks!!"  For any questions regarding these events, you may contact Lin at or ph# 757-850-4225.  Sailing Photo credits- Onne Vanderwal  For more Southern Bay Race Week sailing information   For J/24 Match Race Challenge - Hampton YC sailing information